Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Disasters & Events That Shaped America - Sinking of the Titanic - 1912

Product Rating
File Type

Presentation (Powerpoint) File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

1 MB|37 pages
Product Description
This is a 37 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Disasters & Events that Shaped America - Sinking of the Titanic. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

The luxury steamship RMS Titanic met its catastrophic end in the North Atlantic, sinking 2 miles to the ocean floor after sideswiping an iceberg during its maiden voyage. Rather than the intended Port of New York, a deep-sea grave became the pride of the White Star Line’s final destination in the early hours of April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster.

In the decades since her demise, Titanic has inspired countless books and several notable films while continuing to make headlines, particularly since the 1985 discovery of her resting place off the coast of Newfoundland. At least 5 separate boards of inquiry on both sides of the Atlantic conducted comprehensive hearings on Titanic’s sinking, interviewing dozens of witnesses many maritime experts.

There was widespread disbelief that the ship could possibly have sunk, and, due to the era’s slow and unreliable means of communication, misinformation abounded. Newspapers initially reported that the ship had collided with an iceberg but remained afloat and was being towed to port with everyone on board.
Titanic’s demise has taken on a deeper, almost mythic, meaning in popular culture. Many view the tragedy as a morality play about the dangers of human pride: Titanic’s creators believed they had built an “unsinkable” ship that could not be defeated by the laws of nature.

The presentation covers the following:

Background (2)
Competition to Build
Mauretania & Lusitania
Building Titanic
Initial Launch
Unsinkable Design
Design Flaw
Critical Safety Lapse (2)
Titanic Sets Sail
Important “Souls” on Board (2)
Other “Souls” (2)
2nd Class Passengers
3rd Class Passengers
Small Fire on Departure
Small Collision
Disaster Strikes
Damage Below Waterline
Evacuation Begins
Lifeboats & Confusion
Law of the Sea
Cowardice & Bravery
Ismay & Andrews
Astor & Strauss
Guggenheim & Brown
Titanic Sinks
End of Presentation

This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Disasters & Events that Shaped America.
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart



Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up